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If you are trying to decide on a specialization for your Master of Business Administration program and you’re interested in pursuing a management career, Grantham University’s Project Management Master of Business Administration program could be the perfect fit for you. Using curriculum outlined by the Project Management Institute (PMI), coursework is designed specifically to prepare you for a successful career in project management.

With a strong focus on strategic analysis and planning—and with plenty of practical exercises to put your classroom knowledge to the test—the Project Management MBA online degree program can help you develop the skills you need to build a strong foundation in business.

What students can prepare for

Management positions—the skills you’ll will gain in this MBA program will help you pursue management positions. Upon successfully completing the program, you’ll know what it takes to hold positions as program managers, project managers, systems or services managers, and other leadership and management roles. And now is a good time for it. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of management occupations is expected to grow 8% by 2026.

In fact, many graduates of the Project Management MBA program will go on to work for multi-national corporations, financial institutions, major manufacturers or large-scale retailers, as well as local, state or federal government agencies.

Plus, graduates of Grantham University’s Project Management MBA online degree program will also have the foundation they need to earn certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP). Grantham is a Registered Educational Provider of PMI, allowing us to help you learn the skills you need to meet their PMP requirements and to pass their certification test.

What students will learn

If you have ever worked in a team setting or environment, you know how critical good leadership is. It often feels like a good project manager can make or break your mission, so developing your project management skills can be a huge asset as you pursue your managerial career.

Through Grantham’s Project Management MBA program, graduates are able to analyze the knowledge, techniques, skills and tools of business models—from the past, present and future—to make strategic decisions and plans. By incorporating emerging data with current knowledge and fusing theory with practice, graduates are able to adapt their thinking and create strategies to effectively execute project initiatives.

Project managers must also be aware of overseeing project scope, time management, communication and human resource planning. As a student in this program, you will have the opportunity to develop the essential communication, finance, economics, organizational and ethical knowledge you will need to effectively work in project management roles.

Getting started

As a 100% online program, Grantham’s Project Management MBA degree can be earned at your own pace and on your own schedule. What’s more, whenever you need help, we’re there for you. Just because you’re learning on your own schedule doesn’t mean you’re alone for the educational journey.

Grantham University is committed to giving all students the resources they need to succeed in school! That includes a wide range of student support services like our Teaching & Learning Center and our student advisor program, which helps each student gain motivational support from a dedicated guide. You can also prepare for your job search with help from our Career Services team and get help transitioning from military to civilian life from our Veteran Support Team.

In addition, Grantham understands that the cost of going back to school can be one of the biggest hurdles that students face. That is why Grantham University offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the nation. And we offer even lower tuition rates through our Heroes Program for military, first responders, civil servants and their families.

Grantham’s Project Management MBA is a 36-credit-hour program that typically takes about 24 months to complete. But, thanks to our generous credit transfer policy—which examines prior coursework and eligible life experiences for college credit—you may be eligible to get up to 25% closer to graduation before you even start. Talk to our admissions team to learn more and to begin the enrollment process. Courses start every month, so there is no better time to begin your Project Management MBA program!

About The Author

Brandon Swenson, Senior Communications Specialist, is on Grantham's editorial board. He understands the benefits of educationally-oriented programs such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill having earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City toward the end of his nearly two decades of service in the United States Marine Corp.